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Time-delay HTTP-Request Cancelling Button Interface and Method Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246402D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-06
Document File: 7 page(s) / 130K

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A method and interface for cancelling http requests in applications within a specific time before the request reaches the server. The method and interface comprises an action by sending an http request triggered by an event or a button click; implementing an abort interface (e.g. button) and displaying a timer in number of seconds; aborting the http request before it is sent to the server.

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The core idea is to have an option to cancel or abort the action/ http request made within a specified time in applications and/or a feature embedded in major browsers. Therefore delaying the http request for a specific time to allow users to have an option to cancel the action before it reaches the server.

Claim 1: A method and interface comprising a browser, a web/mobile/desktop application with an action button like "Delete", "Submit", "Like", etc

wherein, once the action button has been clicked (an http request is being sent to the server), there will be an option to cancel/abort the http request

Claim 2: The invention of claim 1, further comprising a time delayed interface and method to cancel the http request sent

Claim 3: The invention of claim 2, wherein once enabled or action has been triggered to send the http request, an Abort button is shown with timer in seconds will be displayed as seen in Figure 1

Claim 4: The invention of claim 3, wherein it will allow users have option to cancel the sent HTTP request before time reaches to zero and the request reaches the server.

Claim 5: The invention of claim 4, wherein, a settings/option could be embedded in browsers to disable or enable aborting request and adjust specified time in seconds as seen in Figure 4

Claim 6: The invention of claim 2,3,5 and 6, can also be embedded in major browsers, mobile devices, applications and other systems using http

The difference of this idea compared to other arts is giving controls to the users in their browsers, phones and other applications and systems. Once the request has been aborted, the user will still have option to send and cancel the request. The abort button is only shown when an action has been triggered like clicking a Submit or Save button and other buttons alike.

For messaging system and application, having the ability to cancel the request will not generate an email notification to the recipient. In social media, once you have accidentally liked a post, and unlike it, a notification is still sent to the poster, with the cancel feature, no push or email notification is sent to the poster.

The problem solved by the invention is the ability to cancel or abort an http request in applications due to accidental clicks or change of mind of the user, which sometimes causes a problem like accidentally deleting a record, or submitting a wrong order and the like. Usually in web and mobile applications, a request is triggered by clicking a 'Submit' or 'Yes' or 'OK' button or tapping the screen for mobile phones.




1. Prevent accidental clicks thus minimizing user frustration and fear, accidental record losses in businesses
2. Peace of mind for the users to have been given a time to change their mind

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